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VGCOA 2023 or the Virginia Dementia Capable Summit 






    *this is a stand alone ticket and VGCOA registration is not required for


If you are a Conference Presenter or Sponsor registering please use the registration code provided by VGCOA staff for your registration discount

***PLEASE NOTE***  If you would like to make a single payment for registering multiple attendees, please register each attendee INDIVIDUALLY and select MANUAL PAYMENT at the completion of each registration. Once each attendee is registered, contact VGCOA Staff via email, list all attendees you would like included in the invoice and an invoice will be processed for payment.  Request can be sent to

Shaping the Future of Aging in Virginia: Informed. Inclusive. Innovative.


Virginia's population is becoming older and more diverse. Today there are nearly 1.5 million adults in the Commonwealth aged 60 and over, and this population will expand to more than 2 million by 2030 when the baby boom generation will be between 66 and 84 years old. Virginia's aging population is living longer due to the advances in health care; older Virginians with chronic conditions will need assistance longer while contributing as valuable resources, bringing knowledge to the work force and wisdom to communities.


As Virginia shapes its future as one of the best states to live in and do business, it also has leaders striving to create a leadership culture for caregivers and individuals aging in their communities. Being a great place to live encompasses valuing seniors.


This conference will explore the spectrum of aging services in Virginia, providing a forum for discussion about what is currently happening, how we responded over the past two years, and what we see on the horizon. Join all who see themselves as aging advocates for a two-day conference in Richmond that will yield recommendations to policy makers and create a vision for the future of aging in Virginia.

Shaping the Future of Aging in Virginia: Informed. Inclusive. Innovative. will focus on engaging presenters and attendees from across the Commonwealth and beyond in main focus areas:


  • Informed Virginia - What are organizations currently doing to successfully support aging Virginians and their networks. How do those foundations set the pace for what comes next?


  • Inclusive Virginia - What does inclusion across the aging spectrum mean in Virginia? How do we ensure ageism is defined?


  • Innovative Virginia - Over the past two years, organizations, public and private, have had to be creative and innovative to support this growing older population. What are the lessons we have learned that we are taking forward? What successes can be replicated as we strengthen the supports needed to continue building a strong aging network in Virginia?

MAY 10, 2023


  (additional registration required - $25)

As a special follow-up to the 2023 Virginia Governor's Conference on Aging, the Virginia Dementia Capable Summmit will provide an excellent networking opportunity, give you the chance to provide input into Virginia's next Dementia State Plan, and help incorporate the latest research on brain health and risk reduction into dementia policy.

The Dementia State Plan sets priorities and recommendations for a four-year period with the long-term goal of building a fully dementia-capable Virginia. It currently has five goals addressing service coordination at the state level, data collection, training, care coordination and research.

Have questions about VGCOA Registration?

Contact Conference Staff, Gillian Saul,

Have questions about the Dementia Capable Summit?

Contact, George Worthington, 

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